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A group of small farmers and ranchers in south central Montana are planning to kick off the Yellowstone Valley Food Hub early next year. The 11 producers hope to collaborate to find new customers and better market their products.

TransCanada said the Keystone XL pipeline will begin contruction in 2019.
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Dawson County Sheriff Ross Canen sat down and ordered a coffee at a small-town diner on the edge of the eastern Montana badlands. The walls were lined with portraits of Miss Montana going back to the 1950’s — young white women with silver tiaras and perfect teeth.

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A Billings television station had an unsettling encounter Monday night.

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As the demand for coal continues to decline in the U.S., two companies with mines in Montana and Wyoming are saving money by cutting worker benefits.

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More Wyoming residents favor the legalization of marijuana than at any time in the past four years. That’s according to a survey of around 600 randomly selected people conducted by the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center at the University of Wyoming.

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A post-election poll is planned immediately after the November 6th election to better understand how Montanans feel about their elected officials and the issues.

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The number of sexual transmitted diseases is growing annually in Montana, including Yellowstone, Montana’s most populous county. Officials suspect hook-up apps may be contributing to those rising stats.

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The MSU-MTN Poll asked registered voters to rate the job performance of the President Donald Trump and Montana’s top elected officials and Trump was at the top. A political analyst said it explains why Republican congressional candidates are tying their campaigns to the president, but there are risks.

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Native Americans in the Billings-area now can use a clinic tailored to their needs. The Billings Urban Indian Health and Wellness Clinic fills the void after the abrubt closure of a clinic 18 months ago by the Indian Health Board of Billings.

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A political analyst found there’s a high level of uncertainty about 3 of the measures on the November 6th ballot. David Parker said that doesn’t bode well for 2 of them.

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